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Q: Baudelaire quote about writers ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Baudelaire quote about writers
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Books and Literature
Asked by: rosyb123-ga
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Posted: 10 Aug 2006 04:31 PDT
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Question ID: 754623
what is the quote from Baudelaire about women who invite writers into
their house being like people who invite rats into their mills? And
what text does it come from?

Clarification of Question by rosyb123-ga on 10 Aug 2006 06:54 PDT
Sorry - the quote is Maupassant.
Subject: Re: Baudelaire quote about writers
Answered By: rainbow-ga on 10 Aug 2006 09:42 PDT
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Hi rosyb123,

I believe the quote you are looking for is:

"It is assuredly as dangerous for people in good society to invite and
make much of novelists as it would be for a miller to breed rats in
his mill."

This quote can be found on page 19 in "Sur L'eau And Other Stories" by
Guy De Maupassant.

Search strategy:
Using Google Book Search, I searched the words (Maupassant house invite mills rats)

I then verified the quote and page by using the 'Search inside this
book' facility offered by Amazon:

I hope this is helpful. If you have any questions regarding my answer,
or believe this is not the quote you remember, please don?t hesitate
to ask for further assistance before rating.

Best regards,
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